Injured Duke Basketball 5-Star Guard Is Speculated To Return Next Game? Here What Jon Scheyer Has To Say

Duke basketball’s Caleb Foster is still wearing a protective boot and using a knee scooter while remaining week-to-week.

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Following Duke basketball’s 73-48 thrashing of unranked Virginia (21-9, 12-7 ACC) in Cameron Indoor Stadium on Saturday, the No. 10 Blue Devils (23-6, 14-4 ACC) are 2-0 in the games that freshman guard Caleb Foster has missed due to a right lower leg injury sustained during a loss at Wake Forest last weekend.

But it doesn’t mean Jon Scheyer’s second Duke squad would be better off without the former five-star recruit.

Foster is one of the team’s best ball handlers, averaging 7.7 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 2.1 assists in 25.4 minutes a game. And he’s a potentially lethal 3-point threat on any given night, shooting 40.6 percent from beyond the arc this season.

However, based on Scheyer’s comments to the media after watching sophomore starters Kyle Filipowski, Tyrese Proctor, and Mark Mitchell combine for the majority of Duke’s punishing scoring attack against the defensive-minded Cavaliers, one might begin to wonder if Foster will return before the season ends.

“There’s no way for Monday,” Scheyer said of Foster’s potential return for Duke’s ESPN Big Monday game against unranked North Carolina State. “I don’t think it’ll happen anytime soon. We’ll take it week by week and continue to analyze.

“But he’s not out of the boot. He is unable to do anything. It will still take some time.”

Foster continues to wear the protective boot and uses a bariatric knee scooter to get around.

 

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